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  • Angie Bray: Shhhh

    Jan 17| Exhibition
    Angie Bray: Shhhh

    January 17 – March 22, 2015

    Opening Reception: January 24, 4-6pm

    Angie Bray: Shhhh is a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

    About the Exhibition

  • Opening Reception for Angie Bray: Shhhh a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery.

  • Walk-thru the exhibition Shhhh led by the artist Angie Bray. Gain insight into Bray's work and to the exhibition, and hear about her process, materials, and philosophies on art-making and on quieting, listening, and looking.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 by JAMES CORNER

    Wednesday    18 February 2015    7:30 PM
    Ahmanson Auditorium   limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM  




    This lecture is free and open to the public.


  • Bassoon Performance

    Feb 22| Special Event

    Bassoonist John Steinmetz Performs and Converses with the Audience
    Playing live bassoon inside the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh, Steinmetz will react to Bray’s installations by playing some of his own music as well as new compositions, and will converse with the audience, who are encouraged to sit or roam through the gallery looking and listening.

  • Composer Kubilay Üner offers a “reactive” experience with a live presentation of a new composition made in response to the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh. The performance will be interspersed with conversation between Üner and Bray.

  • Closing reception for exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh


Presidential Search

Update:  Presidential Candidate Campus Visits

Over the past five months the Presidential Search Committee has worked to identify strong potential candidates whose backgrounds, accomplishments, and values align with Otis’ priorities for the new president. The candidate pool included distinguished leaders from higher education, museum, and business settings. Our executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, researched and distilled the large pool of prospects and nominations to a subset of viable candidates. The Search Committee thoughtfully narrowed that group further before focusing on two extraordinary finalists, each of whom in the course of two interviews answered dozens of challenging questions and engaged in deep discussions of their leadership experience, vision, and unique professional achievements.

Both of our finalists are highly qualified in the realms of higher education and the visual arts, and are of tremendous value to their current employers. Understandably, the candidates prefer that their current employers not learn of their engagement with Otis at this time. Therefore their identities and CVs will not be revealed until the day of their onsite visits.

Each finalist's 2-day onsite visit will take place on a Monday and Tuesday, as follows:

DAY 1 -- Mondays, December 1st and 8th

7:45am – 8:50am              Meeting with the Interim President
9:00am – 9:50am              Meeting with Administrative Leaders
10:00am – 11:00am          Meeting with Academic Leaders
11:15am – 12:15pm          Meeting with All Faculty
12:30pm – 1:50pm            Meeting with Senior Team
2:00pm – 3:00pm              Open Forum – Open to All
3:15pm – 3:50pm              Meeting with Students
4:00pm – 5:00pm              Meeting with the VP of Finance & Admin. Services
5:00pm – 5:30pm              Tour of Goldsmith Campus
5:30pm – 6:15pm              Meeting with Acting Provost
6:30pm – 8:30pm              Meeting with the Board of Trustees

DAY 2 -- Tuesdays, December 2nd and 9th

8:00am – 12:00pm            Meeting with Relocation Consultant
1:30pm – 5:30pm              Otis Off-Site Campus Location Visit--Culver City

Presidential Position Profile and Search Process


Otis College of Art and Design seeks its next President. A search committee, co-chaired by Thomas Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Elaine Goldsmith, Trustee and Chair Emerita, and including 12 others selected to represent key facets of the robust Otis community, is supported by the executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart. The search began with input gathering from key College stakeholder groups, including students, faculty, staff, academic and administrative leaders, trustees, and members of the Board of Governors.

Search Firm

Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms for education. Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is the adviser of choice among educational institutions seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. Spencer Stuart’s purpose is to help institutions find leaders who will improve the vitality and success of their organizations. Spencer Stuart has unrivalled access to extraordinary leaders from around the world and exercise the highest level of judgment in everything they do.

Search Committee

Board of Trustees
Thom Miller, Co-Chair
Elaine Goldsmith, Co-Chair
Jennifer Bellah Maguire
Susan Crank
Bronya Galef
Bryant Garth
Bob McKnight

Board of Governors
Fred Fisher

College Leaders
Randall Lavender, Acting Provost (Vice Provost)
Meg Cranston, Chair, Fine Arts
Jane Miyashiro, Director of Human Resources
Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Faculty member

Ahmanson ALI steel

Community Stakeholder Groups
Student Panel
Faculty Group
Staff Group
Administrative Leaders Group
Academic Leaders Group